Table of Contents
1. AGU Advances – A New AGU Journal
2. SPDF/CDAWeb/PWGdata Transition from FTP to FTPS Completed 2019 July 31
3. Planetary Space Weather Services Offered by Europlanet H2020 RI
4. MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference & AMS 100th Meeting, 12-16 January, 2020, Boston, MA — Call for Papers Due August 15, 2019
5. MEETING: LPMR Workshop (Abstract Submission and Registration Deadline: 15 Aug. 2019)
6. CALL FOR PAPERS: ANNGEO special Issue “Satellite observations for space weather and geo-hazard”
7. CALL FOR PAPERS: SuperDARN Special Issue in Polar Science Journal (Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2019)
8. Sessions at 36th International Geological Congress, 2-8 March 2020, Delhi, India
9. JOB OPENING: Lecturer in Space Physics, University of Newcastle, Australia
10. JOB OPENING: University of Newcastle, Australia – Faculty Position in Space Physics
Announcement Submission Website:
AGU Advances – A New AGU Journal
From: Mary Hudson, Heliophysics Representative to Editorial Board (hudson at
Introducing AGU Advances Margaret Moerchen Director, AGU Journals
The vision of the American Geophysical Union is to galvanize a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. In this informal talk and Q&A, I’ll share updates on several initiatives that AGU is undertaking with this community: the AGU Ethics & Equity Center, Thriving Earth Exchange, and the newest journal in AGU’s portfolio of 22 titles, AGU Advances. With AGU Advances, we are launching a gold open access journal where scientists can quickly publish high-impact research of interest across all Earth and space science disciplines, and especially convergent research spanning multiple disciplines. The journal will focus on publishing research (~150 papers per year) that has broad and immediate implications and is of interest not only within the fields of Earth and space sciences, but to the larger science community and to the public at large. In it, we’ll publish novel, innovative research in the form of full-length papers, all of them enriched by further open-access content in the form of plain-language summaries, and often commentary, aimed at elaborating and explaining the research to a wide audience. AGU Advances is accepting submissions now and is aiming for a first issue by the end of 2019. Wiley link:
SPDF/CDAWeb/PWGdata Transition from FTP to FTPS Completed 2019 July 31
From: Robert Candey (robert.m.candey at
SPDF disabled unencrypted FTP services today (July 31) and changed to explicit, passive-mode TLS-encrypted FTP, aka, FTPS <>. This breaks many automated or browser-based FTP connections to our data holdings.
Note that FTPS should not be confused with SFTP, which, despite its similar name, is not related to traditional FTP. We strongly urge you to check for any FTP dependencies in your scripts and processes that access SPDF data. If you have questions or encounter problems, please email SPDF Support <>.
Most web browsers do not support FTPS; however, you can replace FTP URLs with HTTPS-based URLs for SPDF and CDAWeb (although PWGdata is FTPS only): -> ->
Besides browsers, the biggest problem with moving to FTPS is that the standard old ftp client (inetutils) does not support FTPS. Perhaps the simplest replacement for command line FTP is LFTP and there are alternatives. More information at <>.
Existing scripts are likely to require some modification to handle FTPS. Many tools (e.g., recent versions of WGET and CURL) support FTPS, but generally these require specific arguments to initiate an TLS-based session. Note that the URL that is used with CURL will usually still be specified as ftp:// even after the transition to FTPS, but WGET seems to use ftps://.
In addition, the IP address for PWGdata changed on 2019 June 27 to, but the old address still works. This may require adding the new address to your firewall rules and software.
Robert Candey Head, Space Physics Data Facility (GSFC)
Planetary Space Weather Services Offered by Europlanet H2020 RI
From: Nicolas Andre (nicolas.andre at
The Planetary Space Weather Service ( developed by the Europlanet H2020 Research Infrastructure now provide 12 new services distributed over 4 different service domains – A. Prediction, B. Detection, C. Modelling, D. Alerts:
A1. 1D MHD Propagator – Heliopropa,
A2. Propagation Tool,
A3. Meteor showers prediction,
A4. Cometary tail crossings by S/C,
B1. Lunar impacts detection,
B2. Giant planet fireballs detection,
B3. Cometary solar wind,
C1. Transplanet,
C2. Mars radiation environment,
C3. Giant planet magnetodiscs,
C4. Jupiter’s thermosphere
D1. Alerts,
Some of these services are detailed in the Planetary Space Weather topical issue of Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate.
MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference & AMS 100th Meeting, 12-16 January, 2020, Boston, MA — Call for Papers Due August 15, 2019
From: Barbara J Thompson (barbara.j.thompson at
The 17th Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space Weather, will be held 12-16 January 2020, as part of the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website as they become available.
AMS has over 40 other conferences concurrent with Space Weather, on topics including AI, observation and instrumentation, education, climate and policy. This is the 100th anniversary of AMS, so it promises to be an exciting meeting!
Please submit your abstract electronically by 15 August 2019:
The Conference on Space Weather solicits papers on the following topics: I. Ensemble Modeling and Data Assimilation Improving Forecast Accuracy II. Handling Vulnerabilities and Risks: Power Grids, Aviation, and Communication Networks III. Heliophysics and Space Weather in History IV. International and Interdisciplinary Space Weather Initiatives: ICAO and Beyond V. New Instruments, Platforms and Initiatives for Space Weather VI. R2O2R : User Needs and Priorities VII. Rise of the Machines!! Machine Learning and AI for Space Weather VIII. Space Weather at Other Planets and Solar Systems IX. Space Weather at Solar Minimum and What’s to Come: Solar Cycle 25 Predictions X. The History of Space Weather Science and Operations XI. When Forecasts Fail: How We Make Progress XII. Advances in Research and Modeling of Space Weather Drivers XIII. Agency Efforts in Space Weather: Priorities and Opportunities
The committee will be providing several small travel grants (~$400) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for a student who submitted an abstract to present at the Space Weather Conference. Students who wish to apply should contact the program chairs (Richard Behnke or Barbara Thompson) for application instructions. Deadline for student support is October 15, 2019.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Richard Behnke, behnke.richard (at) or Barbara J. Thompson, barbara.j.thompson (at)
MEETING: LPMR Workshop (Abstract Submission and Registration Deadline: 15 Aug. 2019)
From: Brentha Thurairajah (brenthat at
Dear Colleagues,
**LPMR 2019 Workshop abstract submission and early registration close 15 August 2019**
This a gentle reminder to submit your abstracts to the 14th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR 2019; that will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. The dates of the workshop are October 1-4, 2019 with a welcome reception on the evening of September 30, 2019.
Invited Speaker: *Gerd Baumgarten (Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Germany) *Richard Collins (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA) *Chihoko Cullens (University of California Berkeley, USA) *Matt DeLand (Science Systems and Applications Inc., USA) *Kaoru Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan) *Jonathan Snively (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you in Virginia!
CALL FOR PAPERS: ANNGEO special Issue “Satellite observations for space weather and geo-hazard”
From: Mirko Piersanti (mirko.piersanti at
Special Issue of Annales Geophysicae on “Satellite observations for space weather and geo-hazard”. Second Call, deadline extended to February 29, 2020
We solicit research articles on the subject of “Satellite observations for space weather and geo-hazard”. Measurements from LEO satellites can provide a global view of near-Earth electromagnetic, plasma and particle environments and are complementary to ground-based observations, which have limited spatial coverage. The AMPERE project and integration of the SWARM data into ESA’s Space Weather program are relevant examples of this approach. The availability of thermosphere and ionosphere data from the DEMETER satellite and the new operative CSES mission demonstrates that satellites that have not been specifically designed for space weather studies can also provide important contributions to this research field. On the other hand, there is evidence that earthquakes and artificial emitters can generate electromagnetic anomalies into the near-Earth space. A multi-instrumental approach, by using ground-based observations (magnetometers, magnetotelluric stations, ionospheric sounders, GNSS receivers, etc.) and LEO satellite (DEMETER, SWARM, CSES, the scheduled CSES-02 mission, etc.) measurements can help in clarifying the lithosphere–atmosphere–ionosphere coupling (LAIC) mechanisms due to electromagnetic emissions before, during and after large earthquakes as well as from thunderstorm activity.
This Special Issue is not a conference proceedings volume and is not limited to research presented at the EGU conference. All submissions must be original papers that meet the quality and peer-review standards of Annales Geophysicae.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 29 February 2020.
Guest Editors: M. Piersanti, L. Conti, X. Shen, and G. Balasis.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SuperDARN Special Issue in Polar Science Journal (Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2019)
From: A. Sessai Yukimatu (polarscienceS at
We would like to invite you to submit papers to the special issue on “SuperDARN / Studies of Geospace Dynamics – Today and Future” in the Polar Science journal. This special issue solicits papers presented at the SuperDARN Workshop held in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan in June, 2019. It is also open to those who did not attend the meeting.
The special issue is focused on studies of geospace dynamics particularly related to SuperDARN (Super Dual Auroral Radar Network), an international high-frequency radar network project originally designed to contribute to space weather research. Since the network’s beginning, the number of participating researchers, research institutes and contributing radars has dramatically grown. As its fields-of-view have expanded, so have the research areas and collaborative studies with other observational, theoretical and simulation groups. At the same time, a number of technological and engineering advances relating to the SuperDARN hardware have been made. This Polar Science special issue is designed to overview recent wide and active research, new scientific results and future perspectives mainly through (but not limited to) the scientific papers presented at the SuperDARN workshop. It is an opportunity to commemorate a quarter century since the establishment of SuperDARN in 1995 and to contribute to the further development of geospace sciences and relevant technology.
* Journal page: * Submission page: will be open in late August, 2019 in new Elsevier submission system * Submission deadline: December 31st, 2019 * Submission fee: Free of charge if the number of color pages is within 1 page and Open Access after embargo period of 24 months is accepted. (USD 2500 for APC in case of full Open Access without embargo period, and USD 295 per figure/table for 2nd and more color pages are required.) * Questions on submission? Ask Polar Science Editorial Office (
Guest editors for the special issue
* Akira Sessai Yukimatu (Nat’l Inst. of Polar Research, Japan) * Adrian Grocott (Lancaster Univ., U.K.) * Evan G. Thomas (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.) * Tsutomu Nagatsuma (Nat’l Inst. of Information and Communications Technology, Japan) * Nozomu Nishitani (Inst. for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya Univ., Japan) * Keisuke Hosokawa (Univ. of Electro-Communications, Japan) * Masakazu Watanabe (Internat’l Center for Space Weather Science and Education, Kyushu Univ., Japan)
Sessions at 36th International Geological Congress, 2-8 March 2020, Delhi, India
From: Mala S. Bagiya (mala at
36th International Geological Congress 2-8 March 2020, Delhi, India
Dear Colleagues
The 36th International Geological Congress ( will be hosted by India during 2-8 March, 2020 at Delhi. This event will be marked by 12 plenary talks by outstanding geoscientists across the globe, 44 science themes, 71 exciting trips spread in India and neighbouring countries along with many other attractions including a visit to the world famous TajMahal to be arranged by the organisers.
Out of the 44 themes of 36th IGC, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) is organising Theme #34 entitled ‘Geomagnetism: Origin of Geomagnetism, Seismology from Space’. There will be three symposia under this theme.
Symposium – 34.1: The Main Geomagnetic Field: Understanding the Structure, Dynamics and History of the Earth (Conveners: B. Sreenivasan, GeetaVichare and Yujhi Yamamoto)
Symposium – 34.2: Decoding Seismic Imprints in the Earth and its near Space Environment (Conveners: Mala Bagiya, Lucie Rolland and P.S. Sunil)
Symposium – 34.3: Remote Sensing of Lithosphere using Natural Source Magnetic and Electromagnetic Method for Structure, Tectonics and Resource Evaluation (Conveners: Jerome Dyment, D. Ravat, Gautam Gupta and S.P. Anand)
We the conveners of Symposium 34.2 invite contributions to discuss the complex coupling between the lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere system induced by seismic and related sources.
We seek contributions pertaining to new insights and recent advances in modelling and numerical simulation of seismo-ionospheric response and implications, in particular tsunami early warning. The papers discussing various coupling mechanisms and pathways (viz. mechanical, electromagnetic, chemical, and thermal) of energy transfer (mainly due to pre- and co-seismic events) in the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere coupled system are also encouraged.
We also welcome papers discussing the fundamental tectonic processes using Satellite Geodetic measurements (e.g. GNSS, InSAR) which will contribute to mitigating the growing risk of an increasingly urbanized population exposed to such hazards.
We are pleased to convey that Dr. Philippe Lognonné (IPGP, Paris) will be delivering the keynote address in Symposium 34.2.
For abstract submission, please use the link:
Mala S. Bagiya, Lucie Rolland and P. S. Sunil Conveners Symposium 34.2 36th IGC
JOB OPENING: Lecturer in Space Physics, University of Newcastle, Australia
From: Colin Waters (colin.waters at
The Discipline of Physics within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia is seeking to appoint an academic at level B (lecturer) in the area of computational and/or experimental Space Physics. The University has an international reputation for teaching and research excellence, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities.
Further information including selection criteria, remuneration and how to apply are available at
Applications close 1 September 2019.
JOB OPENING: University of Newcastle, Australia – Faculty Position in Space Physics
From: David Pontin (d.i.pontin at
The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, invites applications for a faculty position (level B – lecturer) in computational or experimental Space Physics. Space Physics is an area of strength at the University of Newcastle, where the School’s four-digit code ‘Astronomical and Space Sciences’ was ranked 5 (well above world standard) in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. The group has historical strength in magnetospheric/ionospheric physics and space weather applications. This expertise has now been expanded into Solar Physics/Space Plasma Physics with the appointment of A/Prof David Pontin.
The successful candidate is expected to complement, collaborate, and strengthen Space Physics at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. They will contribute to a dynamic, transdisciplinary and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, securing external grant income, delivering high quality publication outcomes and attracting higher degree research students. The successful candidate will contribute to a lively, passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment through curriculum development, innovative course delivery and excellent student engagement.
Further details can be found at$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=4070
The closing date is 1st September. Formal enquiries about this position should be made to Prof Thomas Nann ( Informal enquiries can be made to David Pontin (
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